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Gaap eadd presentation nov 2011 brac cdm

  1. 1. A presentation to the Gender, Agriculture and Assets project workshop; Nov 4th 2011- BRAC CDM, Bangladesh
  2. 2. Overview Brief about EADD Project Objectives and Gender related milestones The baseline study and how it informed implementation A snap shot of implementation progress & results Next steps
  3. 3. EADD in brief• A 4 (& ½) years smallholder dairy project• Vision is to double dairy income in 179,000 families• Knowledge based interventions to: • Sustainably increase dairy productivity & efficiency • Expand dairy markets and increase access• Through the dairy hub approach• Countries: Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda• A consortium of partners led by Heifer International, Technoserve, ILRI, ICRAF and ABS• Funded by BMGF
  4. 4. Cornerstone of the project: the hubapproach
  5. 5. Project Objectives To generate information for informed decision- making To expand dairy markets and increase market access for smallholder farmers To sustainably increase dairy productivity and efficiencyA number of Gender milestones BUT: Most not clear e.g. 70,000 women trained on full participation in groups No corresponding strategies identified And therefore no budget/resources set aside
  6. 6. Baseline study done!Examined gendered: ◦ Ownership patterns of selected assets ◦ Access to selected services & technologies ◦ Household decision making patterns ◦ Participation in collective action- cooperativesIt was weak in the sense that: ◦ Gendered labor patterns were not examined ◦ Relied on responses from one member of HH ◦ Not enough gender disaggregation of data ◦ Report didn’t mainstream gender in each BS component- instead a stand alone report
  7. 7. Gender strategy developed ◦ Informed by the baseline and other implementation observations ◦ Identified key issues & strategies:  Household level dynamics and production  Participation in farmer marketing groups  Participation chilling plants & bulking sites  Project staff attitude and capacity ◦ Set backs  Delayed implementation of interventions; e.g  Recruitment of Gender & Agriculture specialist  Readjustment of operational budgets and plan
  8. 8. Implementation progress and Results
  9. 9. EADD Mid Term Evaluation findings on gender Women are adequately represented in leadership positions in the project as well as individual hubs. Gender balance has been achieved among project staff, and Executive Committees. Female participants in almost all areas are directly receiving technical training in dairy skills, participating in cross-visits, and acting as model farmers and trainers However, less progress in extending the economic benefits to women at the individual household level. Mainly due to long-standing cultural and economic factors.
  10. 10. Project Achievements (July 2011) Project # % targets Cumulative cumulativeFarmers registered 179,000 161,380 90Farmers participate in domestic and 15,550 14,068 90regional learning tripsBDS providers trained 520 2,307 444Farmers trained in group dynamics andgovernance (excluding women and 63,199 62,777 99youth)women trained for full participation in 70,000 50,569 72groupswomen in leadership positions 162 479 296Farmers trained in basic animal 169,000 123,652 73recordkeeping and traceabilityCAHP trained and servicing farmers 959 1,270 132farmer-trainers recruited to teach 522 1,974 378farmers improved feed practices
  11. 11. Membership, Shareholding and economic participation indairy cooperativesPerformance Indicators (project target was to Overall Youths Youngreach at least 30% for women and 20% for Women Women-youth) (below 35yrs)% women & youth registered in dairy coops 27 21 7% women & youth shareholders in Chilling Plants 31 17 5% women & youth constituting model farmers 25 12 4% women & youth accessing BDS services 29 13 4% women & youth hired in CPs and Coops 24 70 17
  12. 12. Participation in Leadership, Decision making, andmanagement structuresPerformance Indicators (project target was to Overall Youth Youngreach at least 30% for women and 20% for youth) Women Women- below 35y% women & youth composing B. of Directors 29 16 4% women & youth attending the last AGM 38 15 6% CP Management staff, managers and unit heads 34 73 27% women & youth Extension Officers 18 47 7
  13. 13. Challenges & Next steps Challenges: ◦ Difficulty to get women as service providers ◦ Women elected in Boards do not hold highest positions ◦ The concept of cattle ownership becomes fuzzy! ◦ M & E- gender disaggregation, reporting & documentation. Next step; ◦ Can GAAP support an evaluation of EADD activities on women access to related assets? ◦ This would inform design of a possible EADD2

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